Missouri retains No. 11 rank on cost-of-living index

From The Springfield Business Journal Missouri ranked 11th in the second quarter on a recently released cost-of-living study, on par with the first quarter of the year. The Show-Me State’s cost-of-living index for the three-month period was 91.6 on a 100-point scale measuring groceries, housing, utilities, transportation, health care, and miscellaneous services and products. A… Read More Missouri retains No. 11 rank on cost-of-living index

Missouri faces steeper carbon cuts under Obama rules

The EPA is moving the bar when it comes to the so-called “Clean Power Plan” and it’s going to increase costs for all electric utilities in the state and all customers of those utilities, including both business and residential customers. AIM president Ray McCarty was at a stakeholder meeting last Wednesday where these regulations were discussed. As… Read More Missouri faces steeper carbon cuts under Obama rules

Missouri regulators say new Ameren data call its models into doubt

This was a follow up meeting of the Clean Air Commission in the wake of the recent findings by AIM Chairman’s Council member Ameren. Once again, the results of the commission’s vote is a big win for Ameren. From the St. Louis Post Dispatch State regulators say they can’t tell if Ameren Missouri’s Labadie coal… Read More Missouri regulators say new Ameren data call its models into doubt

NAM: EPA’s Ozone Rules “Wildly” Miss The Mark

In an op-ed for The Hill’s (9/24, Porter) “Congress Blog,” J. Winston Porter, an energy and environmental consultant, states that the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed ozone rules have “pushed aside” science and expert opinions “in favor of politics” to create “unachievable goals and real economic pain.” According to Porter, the EPA’s claims that the regulations… Read More NAM: EPA’s Ozone Rules “Wildly” Miss The Mark

Missouri Department of Natural Resources and EPA hold stakeholder meeting on Obama’s “Clean Out Your Wallet” Power Plan

On Wednesday, September 23, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources held a stakeholder meeting regarding the Obama Administration’s “Clean Power Plan.” Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency also presented information during the meeting. The knowledgeable staff of the DNR properly presented information regarding technical aspects of the Clean Power Plan that will, according to the… Read More Missouri Department of Natural Resources and EPA hold stakeholder meeting on Obama’s “Clean Out Your Wallet” Power Plan